Cranberry and Caramel Date Bars

Recipe by Barb G.

These are really delicious, a real treat. I have made them several times since finding the recipe in a newspaper.

Top Review by Chef MB

Pretty fabulous. My favorite holiday cookie! The sweet and tart flavors are perfectly balanced.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. In bowl, combine cranberries and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  3. In a bowl, combine 2 cups flour,oats,remaining 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and soda.
  4. Add butter and mmx well (pastry blender works well).
  5. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture.
  6. Press remainder firmly on bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle dates, walnuts and cranberry mixture over crust.
  9. Mix caramel topping and remaining 1/3 cup flour; Spoon over fruit and walnuts.
  10. Top with reserved crumb mixture.
  11. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  12. Cool.
  13. Cut into bars.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a